37 Things I Want to do Before I Turn 38 took a little longer than I expected. I tried to commission a painting from another artist about 6 months ago but I think she must have been busy because after a few discussions about it, I never heard from her again.
So when I saw the work of GlitterMortis, I jumped at chance of commissioning a piece from her instead. She creates funky pop culture portraits using paint and glitter. I was browsing around on her website and saw a ton of Star Wars characters. I have always held a special, twisted place in my heart for Boba Fett. When I lived in a nasty basement apartment 17 years ago, a friend of mine spray painted an amazing Boba Fett on my door. I have had a Boba Fett action figure hanging from the rear view window of my car for 11 years. I don't know why, but this bounty hunter is my favorite. A glitter portrait was an obvious and instantaneous decision. My husband likes it too.
I will definitely be making this a yearly commitment to buy a piece of art from a fellow artist. It's a win win: a little gift to myself and supporting an independent artist.